- Developmental Disabilities Experience
- Driver's License
Why Join ADAPT?
It's more than a job; it's a calling. It's where passion meets purpose. ADAPT Community Network, formerly United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of NYC provides a multitude of services to people with developmental disabilities. At ADAPT, we are 3,000 strong, and it takes every one of us to empower the lives of the people we support. With caring and great resources at hand, we know what it takes to help people live fuller, happier, healthier lives. Our employees show their commitment to the people we support every day, and we all deliver on our promise to provide innovative and comprehensive services to individuals with developmental disabilities.
For your next career move, apply with us at ADAPT Community Network! Wherever you work among our many locations around New York City, ADAPT offers paid training, competitive benefits, and we foster a team culture of learning, support, collaboration and career growth.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The duties and responsibilities of the Director of Residential Program Services – will include, but are not limited to the following:
- Works closely with Interdisciplinary Clinical team to coordinate residents’ treatment plans.
- Ensures that all measures for safety and well being are maintained at highest level.
- Provides overall supervision to residence staff including Registered Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse, Residence Manager, Senior Residence Program Specialist, Case Manager, Residence Program Specialist, Recreation Specialist utilizing flexible time scheduling to make on-site consultations and supervision of each shift.
- Conducts weekly/biweekly staff meetings with all direct care staff.
- Interviews, evaluates, hires, orients, trains, disciplines and when necessary, terminates subordinate staff.
- Maintains and posts scheduled work assignments and adjusts such assignments based on availability of staff, individual abilities of staff and particular requirements of residents.
- Responds to crisis situations and medical emergencies, including accidents by taking quick and decisive action in absence of a nurse.
- Ensures actions are conducted in a manner that prevents abuse.
- Administers appropriate first aid based on visible symptoms and resident history in accordance with established guidelines and accepted first aid practices.
- Summons police, fire, ambulance or other emergency personnel if situation warrants it.
- Maintains records on subordinate staff such as level of performance, specific deficiencies, counseling sessions training records, etc.
- Conducts weekly individual supervisory meetings with subordinates in order to discuss program, personnel or training needs and assesses their performance.
- Responds to program and work related questions, problems, complaints and grievances from staff.
- Develops residence facility rules and procedures.
- Ensures residence facility is kept clean, neat, healthy and safe.
- Assures that all staff are coordinating their efforts in order to complete such routine household tasks as laundry, menu preparation, shopping, cooking, etc. with goal of increasing independence of residents in performing these functions.
- Directly responsible for all medical issues of residents.
- Works with appropriate clinical or program staff and community agency staff to identify and maintain placement in day programs, workshops, school programs, etc. which are in community and are required in residents’ service plan.
- Acts on behalf of residents at schools or school boards, health clinics, local businesses, employers, transportations, providers, social groups, neighbors, etc. in order to ensure fair and appropriate consideration.
- Provides or arranges for transportation of residents to and from recreational or social programs, work, school, etc. as required.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Valid New York State Driver’s License is preferred
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Excellent organizational skills
- Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
- Good interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with coworkers, employees, residents and their families.
- Must be able to maintain the strictest confidentiality
- Proficiency in the use of a personal computer and appropriate software and E-Mail system
- Knowledge of equipment typically used by persons receiving services including wheelchairs and adaptive devices.
- Ability to analyze problems and determine corrective measures
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or related field.
- At least five years of managerial experience, preferably with the developmentally disabled population.
ADAPT Community Network is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds and status are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.
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